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How to apply to UCAS

It is essential to start your application as early as possible - even if your subject of choice is on the shortage list and does not have as fierce competition as others, you will not want to miss deadlines. Some course providers close early once spaces have been filled - even as early as January.

You will need to apply through UCAS Teacher Training (UTT) for primary or secondary routes however, make sure you check this with the institution you want to go to as some will want you to apply directly to them.

UTT processes applications for the following:


Deadlines

The application process begins in Autumn and applications can be made up until the start of the next academic year. It is strongly advised to apply early as places are offered on a first come first served basis and many providers fill all their places before Easter.

Key Dates for 2017/18 Primary/Secondary entry:

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This is your chance to see what options are available and make final preparations to your applications. This usually opens a few weeks before Apply 1, however keep an eye on the UCAS website to make sure you are ready: www.ucas.com

Apply 1 closes 18:00, 15 September, 2017

During this stage you can apply to three providers at the same time, so this could mean that you apply to a PGCE, a SCITT and School Direct, or a variety of primary and secondary providers. All providers that you have applied to will then need to make a decision within 40 working days. Once you’ve had all of your offers you must then respond within ten working days.

Apply 2 closes 18:00, 2 October, 2017

This is open to those who have not received any offers from the ‘Apply 1’ stage. You can make one application at a time for any route, and can apply as many times as it takes you to get a place.


What you will need

Applications made at both stages will ask for:

Ensure that you have all of these things available when you decide to apply.


Guide to Teaching: Introduction to Teaching | How to get into Primary or Secondary Teaching | Choosing your route into teaching | How to apply to UCAS | Making your Personal Statement | Other parts of your UCAS Application | Funding | Help and more information

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